Founders of Harvard College Science Club for Girls inspire front page story in the Crimson September 30, 2011Posted by Science Club for Girls in Mentor volunteers, SCFG News.
We’re so proud of Eva Gillis-Buck and Meredith MacGregor, (now a graduate student in astronomy), who have been such wonderful role models for our girls, and dedicated volunteers who believe in paying it forward.
Understanding the importance of these types of role models inspired Gillis-Buck and Meredith A. MacGregor ’11 to launch the Harvard Science Club for Girls this past spring. The program sends Harvard women and other female scientists into schools each week to mentor young girls and foster enthusiasm about science.
“We’re not just there to convey information, but to show them that science can be fun,” Gillis-Buck says. “That you can be a scientist and have lots of interests and not look like Einstein.”
Read the article here, which also describes other campus efforts to keep women in science and engineering through mentoring.
And check out their great website and other officers here.